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CONSERVATIVE 
SGRUTINEERS 




FOR 

CON5LRVATIVL 
5CRUTINLLRS 

Federal Llections, 1908 

Take nothing for granted. Concede nothing 
Demand that the law be obeyed 



Constituency of 

Polling Sub-division No. 

Town 

Polling place situate at 



J. 5. CARSTAIRS. Secretaiv, DOMINION LIBtRAL.CONSE.RVA- 
TIVE ASSOCIATION FOR ONTARIO, 410 Crown Ufe BuMinS. 
TORONTO. TELEPHONE. MAIN 5978 



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Mr. 



for his own exclusive use, to 
Instruct and protect Voters 
In his Polling Sub-Dlvlslon 



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Immediately after the poU, send to the HeadquarteH of 
the Riding the Deputy Returning Officer'. Cert.6'»te of 
VotesTwh'h, under the law. he must sign and give to you. 

Do NOT LEAVE THE POLLINO plaCJ withOUt tWs. 

At the same time se id in any report you have to make 
regarding any oecurrences at the poll. Note well who we« 
Xe on behalf of the opposing candidate and give the.r 
names in your report. 

The Deputy Returning Officer will have a copy of the 
Dominion Election. Act (Revised Statutes o Canada, and 
amendments of 1908), to whi.a you <=^" «'f .!;'* *^^^, 
"Hints." But, if possible, obtain a copy of the Act for your 
own personal use. 

Study and discuss these "Hints" 
servative scrutineers. 



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with the other Con-(>s) 



Be vigilant. Even one vote may turn the election. 
Take the utmost precautions against all forms of trickery 
and fraud. 



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Hints to CoDMervatlvea 

References are to Sections of the Dominion Elections 
Let, Revised Statutes, of Canada, 1000, and to amending 
let, 1908, Chap. 20. 

Aiienta 

'ake with you to the polling booth ; 

1. The written authority t ) act i.s Scrutineer (Sec. 139) ; mttrnt ttn 

■orutlnecr 

2. A marked Voters' List of the Division; which should ^j • u t • 
show you who are to be sworn; 

3. This book of "Hints"; 

4. A cooy of the Election Act; 

5. Your lu.ncheon; 



of the 6. Slips of paper for memoranda, 
and 
these Be sui'e that you .ire at the poll by half-past eight (Sec. b* thw* at 
w your J6, 141) ; you cannot demand that blank ballots be counted sje a.m. 
not present at 8.45; and on no account leavn it until aftei 
le ballots are at the closer of the poll counted. Your 
Con- jsence, remember, will not invalidate the acts of our 
iponents, or of the D.R.O. [Sec. 140 (2)]. 



trickery 



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M9vn9y 



Tta* nn( 
o*uiittBg«r 
th* Ballet 



Your Rldhls and DaUmm 

I. OPKNING THE POLL 

1. At least one of the ajjents of enth cnndidalf, f)n IwiiiK 
admitted to tiie PoIlinK booth ibtll take the Oath of Secrecy. 
Form U (Sec. 142). Insist on this. Otherwise make a 
formal protest to the D.R.U. in writing. 

2. If an agent leaves, see that the substitute is sworn 
Note the fact and time of leaving. Only the sworn ageht.s 
can be present when an illiterate or physically incapacitated 
voter is voting. 

3. If you u* in attcndanc* 16 minutti before the hour 
for opoiiiiig the poll, you shall be entitled to have the ballot 
papers carefully counted, and to inspect them and aU other 
papers, forms and documents relating to the poll. (Sec. 141.) 
Examine these with the utmost care. Note the number ofl 
ballots. 



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4. At 9 o'clock, the D.R.O. shall, in your presence, open 
the ballot box (Sec. 145). Test it; make sure that it has not 
a false bottom or false side. Satisfy yourself completely 
that there are no ballot papers or other pape-s therein 
and that it is really locked again at once. 

5. Every Deputy Returning Officer, Poll Clerk or Agent, 
for a PolUng station other than the one where he is entitled 
to vote shall, if required by you, take the oath in Form V. 
(Sec. 144). These, and only these (not more than two agents 

•of each candidate), can vote on certificates. See that the 
oath is demanded. 

6. Examine the compartment where voters are to mark 
their ballots and «e that there is no means of communicating 
with the outside. Make sure it is a bUck lead pencU that has 
been provided (Sec. 162) . If it is very soft, so that when the 
marked baUot is folded the X wiU be duplicated, have the 
D.R.O. change it. 

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1. Deputy Returning Officer. 

2. Poll Clerk. 

3 and 4. Scrutineers for one side. 
5 and 0. Scrutineers for other side. 

on L-"^^. ^ & -11^ aX "mt^t. '^*"' «^"-''- 
8. The D.R.O. must post up printed directions for voting. 

you^™rf„"r"^'/';" y°" "•"*"" •" '•'y important, that .. v...uu.. 
you perform a statutory duty, and that your rights are '»>'•" 
extensive. Do not allow yourseU to be pla-ed at a distance *"""' '"•"• 

ticu:r'Tn'°i!,r,;i 1 ''"'' "•* '^" " '""""'^ - --y p- '-^'itr 

ticuUr in behaU of your candidate. Have everything 
done exactly according to the Statute. 



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Tbe Ballot 



10. You may assist a friendly voter who is blind or cannot 
read, in marking his ballot. He must in every case make 
oath in Form BB that he is incapable of voting without 
assistance; (Sec. 166), and the reason must be recorded in the 
poll book (Sec. 167.) 

Scrutinize every act, every penon, evvry officiaL 

Be vigilant first, last, and always. 

Remain in the booth till the last official detail is fulfilled. 
Take nothing for granted. J 

II. 'THE_POLLING OF THE VOTE 

1. In addition to the D.R.O. and the Poll Clerk and two 
Agents for each candidate, no others may be permitted to 
remain within the room where the votes are given. (Sec. 137.) 

2. Only one elector shall enter the compartment at a 
time. (Sec. 147.) 

3. Make sure that the D.R.O. has placed on the back of 
I handed the ballot, before giving it to the voter: 

to the Voter 

(a) his initials; 

(b) the stamp of the electoral district; and 

(c) on the counterfoil a number corresponding to that 
opposite the voter's name in the poll book. (Sec. 160, 132.) 
Watch each ballot closely; observe closely the quality of the 
paper: the size, lightness or heaviness of the initials and 
number. It is the duty of the D.R.O. also to examine them. 
(Sec. 162.) Ascertain that the paper returned to the D.R.O. 
is really the one just given to the voter. Watch this closely; 
otherwise, your candidate and the voter may be defrauded. 

4. Insist that the counterfoil shall be removed and de- 
stroyed before D.R.O. deposits ballot in box. (Sec. 162.) 
Protest formally and earnestly if D.R.O. attempts to pocket 
counterfoil. Be very vigilant. 

5. See that each friendly voter is instructed by the D.R.O. 
how to mark and fold his ballot properly. (Sec. 161.) 

6. Make a note of anything wrong and report to the 
Central Committee of the riding at once, if possible. 

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7. Remember that when once a voter gets a ballot he when the 
has a right to use it; he cannot then be sworn; remember B«Uoti« 
that if a voter once refuses to be sworn he cannot then be ^*^° '" "*" 
admitted to vote; a voter cannot be admitted a second time 
to the polling booth, whether he has voted or not. 



yfho May Vote 

See form of oath at page 16 

(a) Every male citizen 

(b) of full age of twenty-one years, 

(c) a subject of His Majesty by birth or naturalization 



The four 
ctMntlals for 
each voter 



[Note that the oath now requires the voter at the time of 
voting not to be the subject of a foreign state]; 

(d) if duly entered on voters' list — Provided such person 
has resided within the Dominion of Canada for the nine 
months next preceding. 

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Or has resided within the Dominion for the twelve months 
next preceding. 

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And provided such person was, on the one of the above 
dates which he elects to swear to, "a resident of and domiciled 
in the municipality in the list of which he is entered," and 
has resided in the Electoral District continuously from said 
date to day of election — 

And on election day is actually resident and domiciled 
in the Electoral District. 



§ Insert here the date fixed by Statute, or by By-Laws, for 

beginning to make the Aiaenment Roll on which the 

voters' list is based, 
t Insert here the date up to which complaint could be made 

to the Coimty Judge under the Ontario Voters' Lists 

Act to insert names on list. 

Note. — The voter may take his choice as to which period 
he can swear to (Ontario Election Act, 1908, s. 16 and 17.) 

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An »lt«nia- 
tlv* (or (d) 

ftboT* 



THE ABOVE DATES SHOULD BE ASCERTAINED FOR 
EACH TOWNSHIP OR MUNICIPALITY, AND BE 
INSERTED BEFORE GIVING THIS PAMPHLET 
TO OUR SCRUTINEERS. 

(e) If duly entered on voters' list prepared under "Man- 
hood Suffrage Registration Act" — provided such person has 
resided within the Dominion for the twelve months next 
preceding date of the first sitting held for the Registration 
of Voters, and provided that he was on such first day and 
for three calendar months next preceding the same a resident 
of and had his home in the municipality; 

Note. — Where Electoral District forms part only of City or 
Incorporated Town, registered voter moving to other 
part of City or Town does not lose right to vote. — 
Sec. 151. 

Notb. — (e) applies only to cities and county towns having a 
population of 9,000 or over. — Manhood Suffrage Regis- 
tration Act, Ontario, 1907, c. 5, s. 1. 
ProTtnoUl q.j^g following officials and persons, though omitted from 

tlona that do voters list under Provincial Act, may vote in Uonimion 
not apply Elections, under Section 11, on taking Affidavit Form X: 
(See. 11) 

Customs and Inland Revenue Officers. 

Postmasters in cities and towns. 

Stipendiary Magistrates, Police Magistrates of cities anc 
towns of 5,000 and over. 

Clerks of the Peace, County Crown Attorneys, Dep. Clerk 
of Crown. 

Registrars, Sheriffs and Deputy Sheriffs. 

Agents for sale of Crown lands. 

• In fact any one possessed of the ordinary qualifications 
reqiured by the provincial law even if declared to be dis- 
qualified by that law. 

• "Any person possessed of the qualifications generally 
required by the provincial law to entitle him to vote at a 
provincial election, whose name has been omitted from the 
list of voters on account only of, — 

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Naturalization 

An alien, after three years' residence, may naturalize. Bam AUcni 
His children, who become, while under age, residents of 
Canada with him, are made subjects by naturalization of 
the parent. 

A British subject who becomes naturalized in a foreign Naturalized 
country is thenceforth an alien, and has no voting rights. *"•»• 
So also is it with his children, who, under age, become resi- 
dents with him of a foreign country. To again become 
British subjects, he and they must naturalize like aliens born. 



Who may not Vote 

Ordinarily no one may vote unless his name is on the j^^^ q„ ^^ 
official voters' list. (See, however, page 8 — foot-note). Vo««r»' Uit 

Judges, the Returning Officer, the Election Clerk (but Bi<ie,|,a 
Deputy R. O.'s, Poll Clerks or Constables may vote if quali- ofdelal* 
fled). Sec. 67, 68. 



(a) being the holder of any office; or 

(b) being employed in any capacity in the public service 

of (Canada or of the province: or 

(c) belonging to or being engaged in any profession, 
calling, employment or occupation: or. 



(d) belonging to any other class of persons who, although 

possessed of the qualifications generally required by 

the provincial law, are by such law declared to be 

disqualified by reason of their belonging to such 

class: 

may, nevertheless, if not otherwise disqualified under the 

provisions of this Act, be entitled to vote at a Dominion 

election, on his taking or offering to take before the deputy 

returning officer or the poll clerk the oath in form X, in 

addition to any oath, so far as such oath is appUcable, which 

he might have been required to take if his name had been 

on the list." (Sec. 150.) 





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Afylum 
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Oath (or 
Ontario. 
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No person may vote, who, before or during the election, 
was or is employed in reference thereto by any person as 
Counsel, Attorney, Solicitor, Agent or Clerk at any polling 
place, or in any other capacity and who has recalTfd or 
expects to receive before, during or after the election, for so 
acting, any money, fee, office, place or employment, or any 
promise thereof. (Sac. 68.) ■ 

Persons disfranchised for corrupt practices under the 
Elections Act cannot vote nor persons disfranchised for taking 
bribes, under the Disfranchising Act. 

No person can vote who, at time of election, is prisoner 
in a jail or prison undergoing punishment for a criminal 
offence; or is a patient in a lunatic asylum; or is maintained 
in whole or in part as an inmate receiving charitable support 
or care in a municipal poor house, or house of industry, or is 
an inmate receiving charitable support in an institution 
receiving aid from the government of the Province under any 
Statute. (Sec. 67.) 

Any candidate or person on his behalf who hires horse, 
team or vehicle, to convey any voter to or from poll, or its 
neighborhood — or who pays travelling or other expenses of 
voter in going to or from poll, shall forfeit $iOO and is dis- 
qualified from voting. (Sec. 270.) 

Any voter hiring horse or conveyance for any candidate, 
or for any agent of the candidate, for the purpose of conveying 
any voter to or from polling place shall forfeit $100 and is 
disqualified from voting. (Sec. 270.) 

The oath which every voter must take, if required, is: — 

You swear (or solemnly affirm), — 

That you have not been disfranchised under the provisions 
of the Disfranchising Act, or for corrupt practices under the 
Dominion Elections Act; 

That you have not voted befor'" .it this election, either at 
this or at any other polling stati .i; 

That you have not received anything, that you do not 
expect anything, nor has anything been promised you directly 
o. indirectly, to induce you to vote at this election, either for 
loss of time, travelling expenses, hire of learn, or for any other 
service connected therewith; 

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That you have not, directly or indirectly, paid or promised 
anything to any person either to induce him to vote or to 
refrain from voting at this election; 

That you are not otherwise disqualified from voting at 
tiiis election. So help you God. 

In addition he can be required to take the oath on 
page 16. 

A clergyman. High, Public or Separate School teacher^ 
if entered on Voter's List will be entitled to vote though not 
resident in electoral district at time of election if he has not 
ceased to reside therein for more than three months next 
before election, is not entitled to vote in any other electoral 
district, is otherwise qualified and is still a resident of Ontario. ^ 
(Ontario Election Act, 1908, s. 20.) 

Temporary Absence 

Mere occasional or temporary absence of anyone -from the ^^^^ 
municipality, or in attendance as a student in an institution 
of learning in the Dominion, or absence rr a member of a 
permanent militia corps enlisted for continuous service or in 
service as a member of the active militia, will not disentitle 
him to vote; but no student shall be deemed domiciled where 
he is in attendance at an institution, if he has a residence in 
another municipality in which he is entitled to be a voter. 
(See Ontario Election Act, 1908, s. 21.) 

Residence 

The Ontario Court of Appeal has decided that by "con- *^^^^^,y 
tinuously resident" is meant that there shall be no break in ^^^.n, 
the residence — that the voter shall not during the time 
specified have acquired a new residence. 

"The word continuous does not mean that the party must 
continue there from day to day. If he leaves for any tempor- 
ary purpose, simply, with the intention of returning, that does 
not deprive him of the franchise. It is a continuous residence 
until a new residence is taken up." 

A man's residence is where he sleeps habitually, not where 
he works; and if a married man, his residence is ordinarily 
where his wife and family live. 

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III. AT THE CLOSE OP THE POLL 
(AT 6 p.m.) 

Let no one touch a billot but the D.R. Officer. 

Note carefully the successive steps. 

1st. The D.R.O. shall Brst place all spoiled ballots in an 
envelope and seal it up. 

2nd. Then he shall count the names of voters in poll book 
anr! write on ihe line immediately below the name of the last 
voter: 

The number of voters who voted at this election in this 

polling sub-division ii ; and sign his name thereto. (Sec. 

172.) 

Note these numbers. 

3rd. Then, and not till then, in the presence of the agents, 
of the poll clerk, and of at least three electors, the D.R.O. 
shall open the ballot box and count the votes given for each 
candidate giving full opportunity to those present to examine 
each tMlot. (Sec. 172.) In counting the votes the D.R.O. 
shall reject all ballots 

(1) not furnished by him; or 

(2) marked for each candidate; or 

(3) carrying any mark by which the voter can be identi- 
fied. (Sec. 173.) 

Notliic yoBT 4th. The D.R.O. must rote in writing your obje> dons 

objecuoiu jg ^^y ballots. Make an exact copy of the markings on any 

rejected ballots, also of any other ballots rejected and counted 

or which have occasioned any discussion. 



Opening the 
Ballot Box, 
oountluK the 
ToMi 



Olaasirylns 
the Ballot. 



6th. All the ballots given for each candidate respectively 
shall be put in separate envelopes or parcels; all rejected or 
spoiled or unused ballots shall likewise be respectively put in 
separate parcels, each endorsed so as to indicate the contents, 
each sealed by the D.R.O. and marked acrosa the flap with 
the signature of any agent who may wish to do so; or sealed 
with the agent's seal. (Sec. 175.) 

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6th. See th»t the D.R.O. ar.d tU-, P611 Clerk make J^^^^" 
ttffid«vito in Pormi CC and DD, a* in poll book, or in the ^'J, ^^„ 
Dominion Electioni Act. (Sec. 177.) •iwv 

7th. The D.R.O. •hall make out in triplicate, in form KE, Ttmmma^ 
a report of the state of the poll; one copy for the poll book, ^^ 
another for himself; a third to be sealed in an envelope and 
deposited in the ballot box. (Sec. 178.) 

8th. The D.R.O. shall deliver to the agents a certificate, Mr'jneat* 
in Form FF, of the number of the votes cast for each candidate, 
and of rejected ballots, f? c. 179.) 

9th. Tho poll book, envelopes, voters' lists, and all other 
document-i relating to the election shall be placed in a large 
envelope, Thich shall be sealed and placed in the ballot box. 
(Sec. 180.) 



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10th. The ballot box shall then be locked and sc-led with ••aUniiui* 
the D.R.O.'s seal and forthwith delivered by him to the Jj"y^h,'{ 
Returning Officer. ■•■ 



Cautions 

1. Have each outside scrutineer caution friendly voters 

to use ONLY A B>. iCE LEAD PENCIL. (SeC. 102.) 

2. Do not go to dinner. Do not consent to any adjourn- 
ment or any informality. 

3. Watch the D.R.O. the more closely if he is a stranger. 

4. See that all important facts are entered by the poll "••"^ ""• 
clerk in the poll book. (Sec. 147 (2); 167; 171). He shall p"""**" 
enter the word voted opposite the name of each elector as he 

votes; and according to the circumstances Sworn or Affirmed 
Refused to be sworn or Refused to Affirm or Re- 
fused TO Answer; Provincial Disqualifications Oath 
taken or Refused to take the Provincial Disoualifi- 
CATioNS Oath. (Sec. 171.) 

5. In counting the ballots be vigilant. Only the Deputy OounUng th* 
Returning Officer should handle them. Watch him carefully. ■•"•»• 

Do not permit your attention to be diverted; see everyth'' 
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•erutincen ihould examine — that is your duty. If poniblc 
arrange to have all the ballot! that are objected to laid aiide 
to be coniidered later, lo that you may lee how they will 
affect the whole vote at the poll. Then examine doeely, 
back and front, thoie which the agent* for the opposing 
candidate claim are valid. Remember that every vote 
count!. If they are not marked according to lew, get the 
D.R.O. to reject them, or make him note your objection 
(Sec. 174) . Every objection mu>t be made in writing by the 
Deputy Returning Officer und numbered. Keep a record of 
your own objections with the numbers, as well as 
a record of those made by the a-^nts of the o' sing 
candidate. Remember to make exact copy of thr .illots 
rejei 1, objected to and counted or occasioning discussion. 
Do^y^ utmost to prevent any ballot of our candidate from 
being rejc ted. Objecl to ballots for our opponent that hu ve 
not the D.R.O.'s initials. (Sec. 162.) 

6. If the name of a votei is misspelled or misprinted on the 
list, he can nevertheless vote if he can say he is the person 
intended. 



(See the Oath, "you are the person named or intendbo 

TO IB NAMED."j 



7. Insist on the D.R.O. administering the whole oath 

(Sec. 183, 



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Osth to b* applicable t > any voter that you wish to be sworn. 

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8. If a friendly voter hi^s inadvertently spoilt his ballot, 
see that he gets a new one and also the D.R.O. defaces the 
other ballot. (Sec. 163.) 

9. Lne scrutineer should do tk writing while ilie other 
keeps eyes and ears open. 

10. On Election night or as soon after as possible see that 
the organizer for the electoral district has a full report from 
your poll. 

Outside Scrutineers 



'. As soon as a voter enters, cancel his name r ; your list. 

2, Have a small pad of paper on which you may give short 
lists of voters to be sent for. Rush the vote early. 

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3. Wotch ^loMly Duapicioiui penoiu, who leave the booth. 
If pouible have them followed. 

4. Caution our voter* to UM only A black pincil to mark 
iheir ballots. 

6. See that you have at least half a doxen supporters 
from among the best citiiens around the poll— not necessarily 
the same ones all the time— all day— they may influence the 
waverers; will get in the dilatory and will give moral support 
(and more if required) by their presence to the inside scrutin- 
eers to stand up for their rights. 



Scrntlnlzintf Ballots 



A ballot with more marks on it than an "X " may be good om« ••>i«ti 
if the marks are accidental; and cannot be fairly claimed to 
show an intention, on the part of the voter, to let someone, 
watching the ballots being counted, know how he voted. 
Thus two lines crossing each other, in the form of an "X", 
in one compai iment, whether they are above, below, in front, 
or behind the name; whether they are crooked or straight, 
one ' ■ and one short, or the ends reach into the next corn- 
par t, would be a good ballot. Also, one line in one com- 
partii It and an "X" in the other is a good ballot; and an 
"X" . one compartment, scrubbed jt, and a plain "X" 
in the o.iier, is good. He changed hib mind. More than one 
"X," but all in one compartment, is good. 

A ballot with more marks than any "X," by which it can Bad BaUcti 
be fairly claimed the voter intended to let someone know how 
he voted, is bad. Thus, any number, any letter, any name 
on the face, any mark made by the voter on the back, a 
peculiarity in the "X" like a ring around it, a " V " instead of 
an "X," makes a bad ballot. 

The whole thing is, do the extra or unusual marks show 
"accident" or "intention"? You will constantly be meeting 
new marks, and you must decide on the spot whether they 
show an "acc.dent" or ?u "understanding." Finally, remem- 
ber voters sometimes intentionally spoil their ballots. 



Examine the chart of good and bad ballots. 
the actual decisions of the Courts. See insert. 

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They are 



The Oath for Electors 

(Sec. 153, Dominion Elections Act.) 

"Except in the Provinces of Saskatchewan and Alberta 
and the Yukon Territory, an elector if required by the D.R.O., 
the poll clerk, one of the candidates, or an agent of a candi- 
date, or by an elector present, shall, before receiving his ballot 
paper, take such oath of qualification as by the law of the 
province he may in the like case at a provincial election be 
required to take, such changes having been made in the form 
of oath as are necessary to make it applicable to the election 
being held, and shall also, if so required, take the oath in form 
Y." (63-64 v., c. 12, s. 65; 1 E. VII., c. 16, a. 1.) 

THE OATH AS REQUIRED BY THE ABOVE SECTION 
163 WILL THEREFORE BE (Form 17, Ontario Election 
Act, 1908.) :— 

Form 17. 

Form of Oath in Ordinary Cases to be Administered to 
A Voter. 

(Letters refer to notes at end of Form) 

You swear (a) 

1. That you are the person named or intended to be named 
by the name of in the 
polling list now shown to you (or where a voter votes on a 
certificate given under section 89), that you are the person 
named in the certificate now shown to you. 

2. That you are of the full age of twenty-one years, and 
are a British subject by birth or naturalization, and are not 
a citizen or a subject of any foreign country. 

3. That you have resided within the Dominion of Canada 
for the nine months next preceding the (b) day of 

19 (or at the option of the voter) , that 

you have resided within the Dominion of Canada for the 
twelve months next preceding the (c) day of 

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4. That you were on the said day in good faith a resident 
of and domiciled in the municipality on the list of which you 
are entered; that you have resided in this electoral district 
continuously from the said day; (d) and that you are now 
actually residing and domiciled therein. 

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[4. That you were on the said day in good faith a resident 0^^ '^^^^ 
of and domiciled in the municipality on the list of which you or o^ a ffiojk or 
are entered. 



Pubiie or Sep^ 
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Teacher voHnff 
under Section 
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(a) That you are a clergyman (or a High or Public or 

Separate School teacher, as the case may be.) 

(b) That you are still a resident of Ontario. 

(c) That you have resided in this electoral district con- 

tinuously from the said day until within three 
months next preceding this election. 

(d) That . you are not entitled to vote in any other 

electoral district.] 

5. That you are entitled to vote at this election and at 

this polling place. ^ ■ 

6. That you have not voted before at this election, at this 
or at any other polling place. 

7. That you have not received anything, nor has anything OBaUhe ^on 
been promised you, directly or indirectly, to induce you to ^ ^° ^J^ 
vote at this election, or for loss of time, travelling expenses, s™"* '■ 

hire of conveyance, or any service whatever connected with 
this election. 

[7. That you have not received anything, nor has anything 
been promised you, directly or indirectly, to induce you 
to vote or refrain from voting at this election. Thai 
you have not received nor do you expect to receive 
anything for loss of time, travelling expenses, hire of con- 
veyance, or any service whatever connected with this election, 
except what has been bona fide earned by you and may be 
lawfully paid to you under The Ontario Election Act by or 
through the Returning Officer or Deputy Returning Officer 
or other proper public officer out of public moneys without 
committing a corrupt practice, and except what has been 
bona fide earned by you and has been or may be lawfully paid 
to and received by you by or on behalf of the candidate or 
otherwise under The Ontario Election Act, and notwithstand- 
ing the receipt or expectation of which you are entitled by 
law to vote.] 

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8. And that you have not, directly or indirectly, paid „r 
promised anything to any person to induce him to vote or to 
refram from voting at this election. 

So help you God. 

Note.— (a) If the voter is a person who may by law 
affirm in civil cases, then for "swear" substitute "solemnly 
affirm. ' 

(b) The date to be inserted is the date fixed by law 
or by a by-law authorized by Statute for the assessor to 
begin to make the assessment roll. 

(c) The date to be inserted is the last day for making ,i 
complaint to the County Judge under The Ontario Voters' 
Lilt! Act. 

(d) In case the voter has been temporarily absent, insert 
the words following, "except occasionally or temporarily 
or as a member of a permanent militia corps enlisted for 
continuous service, or on service as a member of the active 
militia, or as a student in attendance at an insitution of 
learmng in the Dominion of Canada, that is to say (here 
name Inatitution)" as the case may be. 



R.S.O. 1897, c. 9, Form 16; 62 Vic. 
VII., c. 8, s. 10; 7 Edw. VII., c. 6, s. 2. 



(1), c. 4, s. 5; 6 Edw 



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For Cities and County Towns havinii a 
Population of more than 9,000 



Form IS. 



(Referred to in Section 96.) 

Form OF Oath TO BE Administbred to a Manhood Suffrage 

Voter at Elections to hich the Manhood Suffrage 

Registration Act Appliep. 

You swea ,a) 

1. That you are the person named or intended Ito be ^^^"^"^ 
named by the name of in the certificati fiven 
polling list now shown to you, that you are the person Jg"'"' "«'"'" 
named in the certificate now shown to you. 

2. That you are of the full age of twenty-one years and 
are a British subject by birth or naturalization, and are not 
a citizen or a subject of any foreign country. 

3. That you have resided within the Dominion of Canada 
for the twelve months next preceding the (b^ da/ 
of 19 . (c) 



4. That you were on the said day and for the three 
months next preceding tl e same, in good faith a resident of 
and domicilec" in this vaunicipality, and that you are now 
actually residing and domiciled in this electoral district; that 
you have resided in this electoral district for the thirty days 
next preceding the said day, and continuously from the said 
day, and that you are now actually residing and domiciled 
therein. 

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And in tJi6 ca$e 
of any muni~ 
cipalxty divided 
into two or 
more electoral 
dietriete and of 
any munici- 
pality parte of 
which are 
eituated in two 
or vure elec- 
toral dietriete 



Or at Oi€ option 
of the voter in 
heu of 
paragraph 7 



5. That you are entitled to vote at this election and ■,, 
this polhng place. 

6. That you have not voted before at this election, at th;. 
or any other polling place. 

beeLI*!^* ^T ^"""^T '■'"''"'* anything, nor has anythir,, 
been promised you, directly or indi-ectly. either to ind.u' 
you to vote at this election or for loss of time, ttavelli, ., 
expenses hire of conveyance or any service whatever con- 
nected with this election, c «-. C.,11 

»nJtV '^K^' ^°" ^^"^ "°' '^"^''■'^^ anything, nor l,a. 
anything been promised you, directly or indirectly, to induce 
you to vote or refrain from voting at this election. That 
you have not received nor do you e cpect to receive anything 
for loss of time, travelling expenses, hire of conveyance or 
any service Whatever connected with this election, except 
what has been bona Bde earned by you and may be lawfully 
paid to you under The Ontario Election Act by or through the 
Returmng Officer or Deputy Returning Officer or other 
proper public officer out of public moneys without committing 
■ a corrupt practice, and except also what has been bona fide 
■-arned by you a^d has been or may be lawfully paid to and 

under The Ontario Election Act, and notwithstanding the 
receipt or expectation of which you are entitled by law to 

S And that you have not, directly or indirectly, paid or 
promised anything to any person, to induce him to vote or to 
retrain from voting at this election. 

So help you God. 

NoTB.— fa) If the voter is a person who ma/ by law 
affiim in civil cases, then for "swear" substitute "solemnly 

(b) Insert here the day of the first sittings held for the 
registration of Manhood Suffrage Voters on which the list 
IS based. 

(c) In case the voter has been temporarily absent for anv 
of the purposes allowed by law, insert the words following, 

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"except occasionally or temporarily or ab a member of a 
permanent militia corps enlisted for continuous service, or on 
service as a member of the active militia, or as a student 
in attendance at an institution of learning in the Dominion 
of Canada, that is to say (here name institution)" as the case 
may be. 

R.S.O. 1S97, c. 9, Form 17; 62 Vic. (.1). <=• ■*. » S; Edw. 
VII., c. H, s. 10; 7 Edw. VII., c. 6, s. 2. 



For the Cities of Toronto and Hamilton 

Changes of Residence by Persons on 
Registered List 



Dominion Elections Act — Section 161 



If the voter's name is on registered list and rf , between 
the time when such list came into force for the purposes of 
a Dominion election and the polling day, such person'has 
changed his residence from that electoral district to another 
part of the city outside the district where he registered, he 
.shall not be disqualified jorn voting on his registration. iaJ^ 

By Section 152 — Any statement in the ordinary form of 
oath for such a voter, which such man cannot make owing 
to his removal, shall be omitted and instead of that part of 
the oath the following substituted: 



"That you have resided in the City of 



of Bat* of ant 

"which this polling division is a part, continually from the ngtitraUan 
"said day of 1908, and that you are 

"now actually a resident of and domiciled in the said City." 



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Jot These Things Down While ai 
the Poll 



The number of ballots in possession of the 
D.R.O. before the opening of the poll was.. 

Name of Deputy 

Name of Poll Clerk 

Name of Constable 

Our Scrutineers. 1 

2 

Grit Scrutineers. 1 

2 

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State oi Poll at Clom» 

For 

(Conservative Candidate) 

For 

(Liberal Candidate) 

Majority 

Rejected Ballots 

Spoiled Ballots 

Describe rejected ballots by making representations 
of them and showing how marked. 



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Notes of Happenings at the Poll 



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